Cuba Guider
Duration: +/- 4 hours
Location: Holguin city
Price: 80 CUC / PACKAGE DEAL
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BRIEFING
Soak up daily and real life on the big city, get to know the Cuban culture through interesting places. See how the Cuban people live, enjoy the warmth of a walk sightseeing among the main streets and squares of Holguin (cuban city of the squares). Learn more about cigar making and brands. Enjoy regular places where Cuban people go to and experience real daily life’s atmosphere through Cuban eyes and the view of the city’s lookout.
WAY POINTS
Cigar Factory (entry fee 10cuc each) | Craft’s Market | Calixto García Square | Loma de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross) | San Isidoro Church| Provincial History Museum “La Periquera” (entry fee 2cuc each) | Natural History Museum (entry fee 2cuc each) | Julio Grave de Peralta Square (Flowers’ square) | San Jose square and Church | The Beatles’ pub | Baseball Stadium (panoramic) | Revolution Square

Itinerary

Pick up time at resort upon your request, drive the country side road to Holguin while enjoying the scenery. Start the tour purchasing the voucher for the Cigar Factory at Calixto Garcia square (dedicated to the local hero Calixto Garcia, an important patriot who participated in the Great War of 1868), learn how the cuban cigars are made, discover the different brands.

Go back downtown and optionally visit interesting places such as:

Provincial History Museum “La Periquera”, first built as a warehouse, later on became a house (site of a mysterious love myth), turned into a presidential palace and garrison (this is why earned the nickname La Periquera), nowadays is a museum.

Julio Grave de Peralta square (The Flowers’ square), square dedicated to a local hero, sightsee and learn the cuban history at the mural ‘Origins’.

San Isidoro Church, first church founded in Holguin in 1720. Visit the statue of the departed pope Jean Paul II, a memory left of his visit to Holguin in 1998.

Art Center, an art gallery at one of the corners of Calixto Garcia square, exhibiting local artists’ work.

San José church and San José square, two symbols that have kept its originality.

Natural History Museum, interesting site exhibiting several indigenous species.

Revolution Square and Calixto García’s tomb, in the outskirts of Holguin rests the historical complex dedicated to the biggest local hero.

La Loma de la Cruz lookout (Hill of the Cross), a spectacular view at this lookout from which you can appreciate the entire city.

Throughout the tour the clients can enjoy a lunch break at one of the local restaurants they like and try some typical food and drinks.

Return home after we have completed your chosen itinerary.

 

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At the bottom of the 'Hill of the Cross'

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Provincial History Museum 'La Periquera'

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View from Holguin's lookout

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At the top of the Hill of the Cross

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At a street market

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At Calixto Garcia's square

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At a Popular Carnival

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Mural 'Origins' at the Flowers' square

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At the baseball stadium

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Symphony Orchestra performing at Calixto Garcia's square